Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Event Blogging: Campaign Essentials for Social Conservatives
Blogging the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies' Campaign Essentials for Social Conservatives, July 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Not the Mariot Hotel as the concierge at the Crowne tried to tell us, that was the Conservative Party Training. Don't ask us how we know.
This commentary on the convention is just that, a commentary. It is not meant to give the exact words of any speaker but just to give a brief summarization in my words of the substance of the lectures. Although I may give exact quotes sometimes without necessarily giving credit. Just please don't sue me for plagiarism. The speakers moved fast. The disclaimer over, we can get back to business.
Large room, small group, very small group. A book table with books from Tristan Emmanuel's publishing company Freedom Press Inc. They look pretty interesting. Found a wall socket to plug the laptop into. Bonus. While we are waiting I read the pamphlet we got at the door.
From their pamphlet: “The Canadian Centre for Policy Studies is a non-partisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to the advancement of freedom and prosperity at home and abroad through the development and promotion of sensible public policy that meets the challenges of a complex and modern world... For too long public policy discussion in Canada – at all levels of government – has been little more than a monologue.... The goal of the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies is to replace that monologue with dialogue”
How well they succeed? We shall see, I suppose.